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    Dark Matter Spiced Rum (700ml)

    SCOTLAND
    $84. 99 Bottle
    $1019.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%
    Don't buy this if your idea of spiced rum is vanilla, vanilla, vanilla. The creators of Dark Matter use fresh ginger, fresh green peppercorn, long pepper and allspice berries, all hand prepared, and it shows. The rum is only very young, so it doesn't stand out in the flavour profile, but the spices are leaping out of the glass.

    Tasting note: Dull copper penny colour shows considerable viscosity. Up front with dense aromas of cinnamon, smoky cardamom, clove, liquorice root and gingery warmth. Follows through with a super silky, creamy, sweet burst of clove, cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla; develops momentum with warming cinnamon and ginger heat. Finishes with sustained intensity. A robust, in-your-face example that's not ashamed to deliver what the label says. 40% Alc./Vol.

    Other reviews... Gold Medal. The Spirits Business Awards 2016